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November Tonnage Report 'Tough to Sugar-Coat'

The American Trucking Associations’ numbers tracking tonnage hauled by for-hire trucking companies fell again in November, leading ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello to say, “It’s tough to sugar-coat November’s reading.”

Trailer Orders Fall in November

FTR and ACT Research report that preliminary trailer orders fell significantly in November as fleets become more cautious about freight conditions in 2020.

FTR: 2019 Freight Market 'Steadier' Than it May Seem

While it’s been a challenging year for the trucking industry in some ways, comparisons to the runaway market of 2017-2018 may make it seem worse than it is. In their monthly State of Freight webinar Dec. 12, the transportation intelligence analysts at FTR discussed the top trends affecting freight volumes and rates.